California State University – Monterey Bay

100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA 93955-8001

About California State University – Monterey Bay

California State University – Monterey Bay is classified as a college or university with a small master’s program. Colleges and universities with a small master’s program typically award between 50 and 99 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards the majority of its master’s and professional degrees in the arts and sciences fields. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate4,260
Student Age% Under 2577%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time88%
 % Part-time12%
Race/Ethnicity% White46.7%
 % Black3.4%
 % Asian5.6%
 % Latino28.0%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Race Unknown14.8%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted81%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled12%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT33%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math430 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,721
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,881
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid60%
 % Undergraduates with Loans43%
 % Undergraduates with Grants40%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,386
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,152
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,710
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,332
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,672
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,672

Neighborhood Data for the Seaside Area

Median Age30.7
Median Household Income$58,403
Total Population32,735
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total51.0% 49.0%
 Age 0-948.2%51.8%
 Age 10-1758.0%42.0%
 Age 18-2446.8%53.2%
 Age 25-2951.0%49.0%
 Age 30-3957.8%42.2%
Race/Ethnicity% White58.9%
 % Black9.1%
 % Asian8.5%
 % Latino40.3%
 % Native American1.3%
 % Pacific Islander1.4%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,152
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,710
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,336
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50016.9%13.6%2.5%
 $500 to $74945.4%20.7%0.0%
 $750 to $99927.1%40.2%11.1%
 Over $100010.6%25.5%80.3%
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